Raymond Gubbay began promoting concerts and musical production across Britain in 1966.
This led onto promoting concerts in London from 1968, first on the South Bank and then the Royal Albert Hall in the early 70s and the Barbican from its opening in 1982. He is widely credited with having greatly helped the Barbican to establish itself at this time.
Today Raymond Gubbay Ltd is the UK’s leading promoter of classical concerts and opera and ballet productions, promoting around 600 concerts at major venues in London, around the UK and abroad, including 70 in the Royal Albert Hall alone, each year. Raymond prides himself on providing ‘popular classics’ and has created a number of events that have become staples in the companies repertoire – such as the Johann Strauss Gala, now in its 37th year, Classical Spectacular, in its 22nd year, and popular favourite The Four Seasons by Candlelight.
Raymond Gubbay is an Honorary Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music, London and is on the Board of Governors at Central School of Ballet. He was awarded a CBE in June 2001 and a BASCA Gold Badge Award in 2009, honouring his unique contribution to music. He lives in London and France.